Patents by Inventor John A. Hanpeter

John A. Hanpeter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4616316
    Abstract: A medication compliance monitoring system consisting of a blister pack having an array of plastic blisters defining compartments for medication, with a frangible non-conductive backing sheet having conductive traces behind the compartments which are respectively ruptured when the medication doses are removed. The blister pack is detachably connected to an electronic memory circuit via a multi-terminal male connector tab on the backing sheet, wired to the conductive traces, and a corresponding female connector with terminals wired to the electronic memory circuit. The electronic memory circuit addresses each individual trace periodically at a constant time interval over a predetermined extended period of time to determine if it is intact. The electronic memory circuit detects the ruptures and stores the time data thereof over said extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: John A. Hanpeter, Seth A. Eisen, Michael F. Gard